Since 2002 Lilly Endowment grants have enabled United Way of Central Indiana (UWCI) to create and implement the Human Services Professional Renewal Program. This program provides dedicated human services professionals an opportunity to reinvigorate so they can bring fresh ideas and energy to the human care business.

Up to 25 grant award winners each year will receive up to $10,000 to implement their designed plans for personal and professional renewal. UWCI hopes this program will encourage human services professionals to remain committed to their profession, while increasing community attention on all those who serve our community’s most vulnerable residents.

Eligible human services professionals must meet all of the following requirements:

  • be an employee of a UWCI agency, UWCI, or an invited human services organization that is actively engaged in a UWCI collaborative activity
  • have been employed eight (8) or more consecutive years by a human services nonprofit agency as of the application deadline
  • have been employed by their current organization five (5) or more consecutive years as of the application deadline
  • serve clients in the UWCI areas of service: Boone, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Marion and Morgan counties
  • intend to remain in human services work for at least two (2) years after the renewal experience

Visit  United Way of Central Indiana for application information. For additional information contact Julie Koegel, 317-293-7006. or

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